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Job 11 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Zophar Speaks
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Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:

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Should this abundance of words go unanswered

and such a talker[fn] be acquitted?

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Should your babbling put others to silence,

so that you can keep on ridiculing

with no one to humiliate you?

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You have said, “My teaching is sound,

and I am pure in your sight.”

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But if only God would speak

and open his lips against you!

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He would show you the secrets of wisdom,

for true wisdom has two sides.

Know then that God has chosen to overlook some of your iniquity.

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Can you fathom the depths of God

or discover the limits of the Almighty?

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They are higher than the heavens ​— ​what can you do?

They are deeper than Sheol ​— ​what can you know?

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Their measure is longer than the earth

and wider than the sea.

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If he passes by and throws someone in prison

or convenes a court, who can stop him?

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Surely he knows which people are worthless.

If he sees iniquity, will he not take note of it?

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But a stupid person will gain understanding

as soon as a wild donkey is born a human!

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As for you, if you redirect your heart

and spread out your hands to him in prayer —

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if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it,

and don’t allow injustice to dwell in your tents —

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then you will hold your head high, free from fault.

You will be firmly established and unafraid.

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For you will forget your suffering,

recalling it only as water that has flowed by.

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Your life will be brighter than noonday;

its darkness[fn] will be like the morning.

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You will be confident, because there is hope.

You will look carefully about and lie down in safety.

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You will lie down with no one to frighten you,

and many will seek your favor.

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But the sight of the wicked will fail.

Their way of escape will be cut off,

and their only hope is their last breath.

CSB Footnotes
Lit a man of lips
Text emended; MT reads noonday; you are dark, you
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